My Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’ has the most massive bloom I’ve ever seen. This deciduous shrub has been in my garden since the fall of 2007 and last spring it produced only one blossom. However it seems to be making up for lost time with this one huge flowerhead as well as many buds to follow.
The photo above should give you a good idea of the actual dimensions of this single flower. Of course the others that are forming don’t seem to be anywhere along the size of this beauty.
Here’s the last shot just as the sky really opened up and started pouring glorious rain! I was trying to get a good shot of the entire shrub, it’s about 2 1/2 – 3 ft now which is pretty good since it dies back to the ground during the winter. Well I hope it continues to rain cause my rain barrels were getting low and it’s been hot this past week. Have a nice weekend everyone. I will be going on a short excursion tomorrow with Janet which I am looking forward to. We’re going to try to get out to see Les @ Smithfield Gardens and maybe Brent and Becky’s Bulbs if we have time.